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berry sauce on oats

This beet berry sauce was an idea born from the ingredients I used to create a smoothie for maurices. maurices, a clothing store celebrating real women, real lives and real communities, asked me to put together a practical outfit to take me from yoga to errands.

They also asked me to put together a recipe for a healthy meal on-the-go.

Head over to their blog right now for a vibrant Pomegranate Power Smoothie with oats and chia and yogurt and real good stuff in it. You can see me awkwardly, but happily modeling some active wear. Feel free to shop the look you guys – I’ve been living in those arrow print leggings.

The New Year is a time for rebirth and renewal. In January we seek to refresh our lives with the usual resolutions of good intentions, more movement and healthy eating. As a former health coach, one of the most asked questions I used to get was, how do I eat healthy without spending a ton of time in the kitchen?

My answer always included, bowl foods.

And smoothies.

Grain bowls and soups, and oats in a bowl or on the go. And green juice and smoothies. These are all very key foods/recipes to have to your repertoire. They don’t take too much time or require complicated steps or ingredients. You can make extras to have on hand throughout the week. And you can easily pack in all the good for you things inside. Like seeds and whole grains and greens and superfood powders alike.

This beet berry sauce is just two main ingredients. Beets. And berries. With a little vanilla and cinnamon and salt and lemon juice, but really just a little of all of those. Beets are naturally high in sugar and its natural sugars mellow out the tartness of the berries. When they’re grated they become a puree of sorts. And they cook down for the perfect sauce consistency without any thickeners. It’s a classic yet sometimes unexpected flavor combination. This beet berry sauce is perfect to top oats {of any kind} or yogurt or ice cream or cheesecake or as a mixer inside cocktails.

beet sauce in a pan

frozen berries in a pan

berry sauce in a jar

beet sauce with pomegranate

Yield: 2 cups

Berry and Beet Sauce

beet sauce with pomegranate

Sugar-free beet sauce with berries and a touch of cinnamon.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 1 medium beet (raw)
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 2 cups frozen berries (any kind)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Wash, trim and peel the beet. Then grate it using a microplane or box grater into a small sauce pan.
  2. Place the sauce pan on the stove. Add in the water, stir and bring to a simmer over medium-high. Then turn the heat down to low, and continue simmering for 2 more minutes. It should look bubbly and a little foamy.
  3. Then add in the berries, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt and stir. Simmer for 5 minutes while occasionally smashing the berries with the back of a spoon.


Sunday 2nd of July 2017

Super excited to try this - could I use pre-roasted beets, or must they be raw?


Thursday 6th of July 2017

They do need to be raw otherwise the consistency will be different.


Monday 30th of January 2017

Just curious, what's the recipe for the oatmeal served underneath the berry beet sauce? It looks so creamy!


Thursday 2nd of March 2017

Hey Alexandra - these are my basic overnight oats {warmed}.

Gabi Valladares

Tuesday 24th of January 2017

This beet berry sauce looks so good. I absolutely need to try it this winter. It doesn't hurt that it's also the most beautiful bowl of oats I've ever seen!


Monday 23rd of January 2017

First, love this.Second, I've been putting beets in Camille's berry purees since she was 6 months old, and I credit that for her love of beets! I need to make this for a fun girls breakfast.


Monday 23rd of January 2017

Yes you do! And, can I come?

Agness of Run Agness Run

Sunday 15th of January 2017

Creamy and tasty. I will definitely try this recipe!

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